It is very easy to distinguish between males and females, the males have big snout tentacles while females
have smooth snout or a few small tentacles on the snout edge.
I feed them with commercial food (catfish tablets), courgette, cucumber and once in a while I gave
Their tank was with no gravel at all and for cave (Spawning area) I used PVC pipe, kept temperature on
27c and PH 7.
I also perform water changes 2 times a week and after big water change (50%) the
spawning courtship began. The spawning courtship can last several days but after 4-6 days we
can see laid and fertilized eggs. During the process the male will choose his cave and waiting
the female to be ready, when it is time the male will be expelled from his cave by the female,
after eggs laid the female leave the place and the male got the hang of it, he fertilizes them,
wave its fins above them to keep them from fungus and protect them from other fish.
male with eggs